Yūtoku Inari Shrine, Kashima

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Yūtoku Inari Shrine is a shrine located in Kashima City, Saga Prefecture. It is one of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan.HistoryDedicated to Inari, the wild fox kami, it is the third largest of its kind in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled what would become the Saga area (called Hizen at that time) during the Edo period. It was built to the Inari kami of the harvest by a princess from Kyoto named Manko Hime (萬子媛) who married Nabeshima Naotomo. The Nabeshima clan was entrusted with protecting Edo’s interests in Kyūshū, in particular the city of Nagasaki, which was one of the few ports open to foreign contact during Japan’s period of isolation.The shrine is also popular for new year celebrations and is very crowded during the first two weeks of January.
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  • I worship at the yutoku Inari 11 / 29, after the rain. During the week and on Wednesday, Torii can comfortably visit free parking next to the so.
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  • In a one-day bus tour visited. This is the beautiful pillar painted in red and gold, one of Japan's 3 Inari Shrine. I think, go up the stairs quite to the main hall, the last had an elevator installed at 300 yen can climb — and so kind to old people. I think it's top-down leaves. Also entered Japan gardens at 200 yen, days of unlike, and leaves of many trees, was disappointing.
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  • Ok, so i'm kind of a shrine lover because i think their architecture is also quite beautiful and some have these really nice red torii gates somewhere along an uphill path where you climb up and be re...  more »
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  • Beautiful shrine not very far from Ureshino region. The grandeur of this place is remarkable. Enjoy the red tori gates as you climb to the top of the hill behind the main shrine. Steps are abit rough but you will enjoy the view at the peak. Best time to come is between 10am to mid noon to have the best photo ops. Parking is free and its just across the road. Shopping street is nearby to get some snacks before a long drive.
  • This temple is beautiful designed. I walked around the hills, which will take a hour and it is hard work climbing the stairs. It was low season so only a hand full of people there and it was great for photos with almost no people.
  • The shrines are beautiful and the climb well worth it. Take your time and enjoy the views and reflect in the solitude. There is an elevator for handicap to take you to the first shrine in the hill.
  • Great architecture. Worth coming and see. However the shops at the souvenir street closed very early.
  • Very Bad service experience at The souvenir street. the store at left hand and the second one when you face the entrance. when we purchased souvenirs ,a lady serviced the cookies to our Children. After we paid, the staff came to ask us to pay the money for the cookies that they provide to our Children without our agreement. of course we reject the unreasonable request. Suddly A Man angered to us and shouted"Go back to your country don't come here anymore." How rude sentence. so the above is the worst experience we never ever have.

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